Flexibility work is seen as an important aspect of rowing, whether as part of a training programme or as an injury prevention strategy. Whether you are an injured or healthy rower, you are sure to have experienced a coach, fellow rower or manual therapist saying something like, “You should stretch your hamstrings,” or “Your lack of flexibility affects your rowing”. But “Why?” and “How much?”. Meg Hester investigates this topic and explores how being flexible is an advantage; but is it possible to have too much flexibility?
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